Find Spot record MLI87555 - Roman Coin Hoard, Ermine Street, Byard's Leap


A mid 4th century Roman coin hoard, found on land to the east of Ermine Street, Byard's Leap.

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A coin hoard of about 40 AE3 Romano-British coins were found in 1940, on land to the east of Ermine Street. Details of 27 of the coins are known, including coins of Contans, Constantius II and Magnentius. They were probably concealed in about 351-52 AD. Four of the coins are in Newark Museum (49-49.60) and the rest are in the Coin Room in the Usher Gallery, Lincoln (LM 51.47). {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6} 'In the winter of 1940 about 40 Roman AE3 coins were found approximately a quarter of a mile east of Byard's Leap, Cranwell. Byard's Leap lies on the line of the Roman road connecting Ancaster and Lincoln. A number of the coins were quickly dispersed, but Dr. Bowen (of Newark) secured possession of 27 of them.' The 27 coins were all AE (copper alloy), with 23 held by Lincoln Museum and 4 held by Newark Museum. The coins ranged from Constantius II to Magnentius (337 - 353 AD). {7}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SK 94 NE: 2.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 51.47.
  •  Artefact: Newark Museum Collection. 46-49.60.
  •  Index: Cranwell & Byard's Leap SMR cards. CRANWELL AND BYARD'S LEAP. SK 94 SE; H.
  •  Article in Serial: Sutherland, C.H.V.. 1942. The Numismatic Chronicle. vol.11, pp.107-8.
  •  Correspondence: 1942-47. Letters regarding the coin hoard found near Cranwell. CRANWELL AND BYARD'S LEAP. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Anne S. Robertson. 2000. An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards. no.1328, p.320.



Grid reference SK 9949 4934 (point) Estimated from sources

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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